501 KAR 3:100. Food Services.


      RELATES TO: KRS 196.035,197.020, 217.280-217.390, 441.055


      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 441.055 requires the Department of Corrections to promulgate administrative regulations establishing minimum health standards for jails that house state prisoners. This administrative regulation sets forth procedures for proper food services for jails that house state prisoners.


      Section 1. Procedures. (1) The jail shall comply with KRS 217.280 through 217.390 and 902 KAR 45:005.

      (2) The jailer shall provide adult prisoners with a nutritionally adequate diet containing at least 2,400 calories per day. If prisoners are housed in the diversion holding area during normal meal times, they shall be fed. Meals may be either hot or cold.

      (3)(a) Except as provided by paragraph (b) of this subsection, prisoners shall receive three (3) meals per day, one (1) of which shall be hot. More than fourteen (14) hours shall not elapse between any two (2) meals.

      (b) The jailer may elect to provide only two (2) meals on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, if both meals still meet the minimum 2,400 calories per day. If the jailer elects to serve only two (2) meals, more than sixteen (16) hours shall not elapse between any two (2) meals.

      (4) The jailer shall provide for religious diets in accordance with 501 KAR 3:130 after review and approval of religious authority.

      (5) The jailer shall provide for medical diets if prescribed by a medical authority.

      (6) The jailer shall maintain accurate records of all meals served.

      (7) Food shall not be used for disciplinary purposes.

      (8) A nutritionist or dietician shall approve the nutritional value of the jail menu on an annual basis.

      (9) Jail personnel shall directly supervise all food prepared within the jail.

      (10) All food shall be served under the direct supervision of jail personnel.

      (11) The jail shall have sufficient cold and dry food storage facilities.

      (12) The jailer or his designee shall inspect the food service area daily.

      (13) Canteen food items purchased by prisoners may be stored or prepared in amounts that do not pose a threat to the health or security of the institution. (9 Ky.R. 645; eff. 3-2-83; Am. 13 Ky.R. 689; eff. 11-11-86; 19 Ky.R. 1853; 2624; eff. 6-7-93; 22 Ky.R. 1354; eff. 3-7-96; 29 Ky.R. 2759; 30 Ky.R. 24; eff. 7-17-2003; 31 Ky.R. 1558; eff. 5-26-05; 34 Ky.R. 1186; 1965; eff. 3-7-2008; 37 Ky.R. 2956; 38 Ky.R. 576; eff. 10-7-2011.)